Thank you so much for taking the time to write to me on behalf of Johnny Flake. How nice that Johnny felt comfortable coming to you with his concerns about my class. I think it is probably because he already came to me to ask if he could miss every other Friday because of his job as a campus tour guide. I told him that would, in fact, be a problem.
And let me now say the same to you. It's a problem. Johnny should drop the class in favor of a section that meets at a time more convenient for him and his busy schedule.
I did not know that in Humanish Staticology, your faculty believe that students are too impaired on Fridays to do meaningful work, so you don't plan anything important. Unfortunately, here in Hamsterfurweaving, we feel like each of the the 50 or so hours of class time we get to prepare them to make the coats and blankets that warm our nation and keep it together are each important and needed. So we do important things. Every class. No, I can't just give him "make up work." You kind of have to be there. Feel free to send Johnny back to me and I'll tell him again. Or you can, if you want to keep him comfortable.